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Several people homeless after City cracks down on Merced motel conditions

For three years -- Tabitha Gonzales says she lived at the Gateway Motel, struggling to find work and affordable rent. Gonzales says she tolerated conditions like electrical wiring that could have caused danger, a broken water heater resulting in no hot water for six days and a main light structure t

YOURCENTRALVALLEY.COM - 2018-11-14 08:05:10

After a night of drinking, Jonathan Highley claims no memory of shooting Anthony San Juan outside Orcutt bar

Jonathan Highley testified Tuesday that he didn't remember grabbing a gun from his apartment before shooting a man he had never met in the head outside an Orcutt bar on March 4, 2017, only later realizing he had killed someone.

LOMPOC RECORD - 2018-11-14 02:45:00

Truck rams into Merced County house in suspected DUI crash, police say

The truck driven by a man, whose name was not immediately available, hit a house on Delaware Avenue near K Street about 6 p.m., police said.

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2018-11-12 20:16:00

Schools keep kids indoors as smoke from Camp Fire spreads to Merced

Smoke from the Camp Fire, the deadliest in California history, has traveled to Merced County, darkening the skies and making the air dangerous to breathe.

ABC30 FRESNO - 2018-11-14 01:04:05

Tent city outside Turlock to be torn down

The site is under the Golden State Boulevard overpass, which is just out of the city limits. For more than a month now individuals have been setting up tents, but recently a notice was given that they had 10 days to depart the encampment.

TURLOCK JOURNAL - 2018-11-13 21:21:00

Merced School District Earns Top Award. Find Out Why Here

Merced School District Earns Top Award. Find Out Why Here

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2018-11-13 13:39:00

He once owned a pool hall in Modesto. Now he’s in a hall of fame

“You’ve got to have good hand-eye coordination, naturally,” Davenport said in a phone interview from the Atlanta area, where he now lives. Unfortunately, an eye injury in 2002 cut his career short.

MODESTO BEE - 2018-11-13 20:49:00

In his recent victory speech, Gavin Newsom called out this UC Merced student by name

Newsom sewed up enough votes on election night to declare he would be the state’s next governor. While doing that in front of a crowd, he recounted meeting Vissoni, a dreamer, at UC Merced a week earlier.

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2018-11-13 07:50:00

Winton man convicted of child sex acts, faces 50 years to life in prison, DA says

Ramos, who was previously convicted in 1989 of performing lewd acts on a child under 14 in Santa Clara County, was found guilty of six separate counts of lewd and lascivious acts upon a child spanning several years when the child was between 13 and 15 years old, according to Merced Superior Court re


When will the smoky air in Merced County clear away?

The Central San Joaquin Valley’s shape makes it a natural destination for the smoke, officials said, and without anything to push it out, the smoke is expected to linger at least until the weekend.

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2018-11-13 14:32:00

Harder declared winner over Denham in Congressional race

“Pam and I want to thank the people of our community for the humbling privilege to serve you in Congress,” Harder, 32, wrote in a statement issued Tuesday night. “This has been a hard fought campaign and we congratulate Congressman Denham and his family for his service to our nation in the military

FRESNO BEE - 2018-11-13 19:13:00

Several people suspected of impersonating law enforcement, Merced deputies say

When the driver pulled over, four subjects exited the car, approached the vehicle from all sides and attempted to get into the vehicle.


Dozens from Stanislaus grabbed go-bags, dropped everything else, to help fight Camp Fire

Twenty minutes.That’s how quickly most firefighters from Stanislaus County had to be on the road when called up to help battle the Camp Fire in Butte County.A total of 44 personnel from within the county have been deployed to the wildfire, which as of Monday morning was at 113,000 acres, with 25 per


Merced County brothers arrested for a series of robberies while out on bail, deputies say

Filemon Martinez Garcia, 21, and Sergio Garcia-Martinez, 18. MERCED COUNTY, California - Two brothers were arrested for a series of armed robberies Merced County, deputies say. On Wednesday, brothers, Sergio Garcia-Martinez, 18, and Filemon Martinez Garcia, 21, were served a search warrant by Merced


Local crews working to gain control of the Camp Fire

As more than 4,500 firefighters battle the flames by ground and air, Central Valley crews are joining the fight.

ABC30 FRESNO - 2018-11-13 02:03:21

Former police captain shot and killed by officer in northeast Fresno

A former Fresno police captain was fatally shot by an officer in northeast Fresno on Monday.Chief Jerry Dyer appeared shaken as he addressed the media and identified the victim as Marty West, who had a 32-year career in the department before leaving in 2007 to become the chief of police in Oakdale.M


Local businessman will hand out free turkeys in Merced, Los Banos.

Hostetler’s company Stonefield Homes has teamed up with Joseph Farms to give out 500 turkeys, 500 bags of almonds and 500 two-pound blocks of Gallo cheese to people at the Merced County Fairgrounds grandstand on Monday, Nov. 19 at noon.


Shooting in Riverbank leads to traffic collision

On the way, they were updated there’d been a vehicle crash in the area of Callander Avenue and Topeka Street. The deputies made contact with the people involved in the collision and discovered one of them had a gunshot wound, Sigala said.


Around Town (11/12/2018)

The Merced Elks Lodge will have a drive thru dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 14 The dinner cost is $10 and includes Sheriff Vern Warnke’s chicken quarters, beans, salad and a roll. Tickets can be purchased in advance from the Elks Lodge at 1910 M St, from any Past Exalted Ruler or at the door the night


Republican concedes in key state Senate race, scales tip toward Democrat ‘supermajority’

A former Assemblywoman, Caballero led the race with 52 percent of the vote to Poythress’ 47 percent, according to the Secretary of State.